T25 metal dashboard

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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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tattoojohnny wrote:can get them off fleabay for £14.50 inc p&p, bargain!!

fleabay item number 220729792116

Nice thanks

Your dash looks tidy - I'd definately consider painting mine.
might see if I can get a spare and spray it up to swap it out in a day

What's it like in the Sun? do you get any nasty reflections?
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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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I would put the dash removal in the class of 'bit of a faff' rather than difficult - and as mentioned, lots of things to fiddle with once it is out.

That white one does look great, like that. I've gone down a different route with mine which I hope to finish off shortly - will post up pics once done

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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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kevtherev wrote:Axel nut?

Dont take life to seriously Kev remember No one gets out alive.

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Fin wrote:I like your headlamp eyebrows Dai - where'd you get em

googled them, tried to find the receipt but it's taken a walk.

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Red Westie wrote:They all have metal dash boards, some caravelles and Westy conversions have a padded top that comes in various colours but it is still the same metal dash board underneath.
I suspect that Volkswagen made it from metal to increase the rigidity of the front end in the event of a crash because the T3 shape means there is no traditional engine bay infront to act as a crumple zone.

Martin

Nice one martin thanks

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Fin wrote:
tattoojohnny wrote:can get them off fleabay for £14.50 inc p&p, bargain!!

fleabay item number 220729792116

Nice thanks

Your dash looks tidy - I'd definately consider painting mine.
might see if I can get a spare and spray it up to swap it out in a day

What's it like in the Sun? do you get any nasty reflections?
I was considering getting mine flocked with these guys http://www.atouchofflock.co.uk

I suppose reflections would be a problem but it 's fine.
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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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nice looking van,like the painted dash
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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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would the van still be drivable and would everything that needed to work, work?
heating doesnt work so would be good to get it out and fix

(sorry to jump on your thread )

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MattyG wrote:would the van still be drivable
not really. The steering column is fixed to the dash; and then there's all the missing instruments in the dash pod.
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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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dai2sheds wrote:
kevtherev wrote:Axel nut?

Dont take life to seriously Kev remember No one gets out alive.

lost me there fella ..and I guess I lost you too
Do you remember the club 80-90 axel nut awards?
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kevtherev wrote:
dai2sheds wrote:
kevtherev wrote:Axel nut?

Dont take life to seriously Kev remember No one gets out alive.

lost me there fella ..and I guess I lost you too
Do you remember the club 80-90 axel nut awards?

No I dont tell me more .

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A white dash in bright sunlight, could be interesting.
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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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Your dash looks tidy - I'd definately consider painting mine.
might see if I can get a spare and spray it up to swap it out in a day

What's it like in the Sun? do you get any nasty reflections?
I was considering getting mine flocked with these guys http://www.atouchofflock.co.uk

That is one strange link - flocked dash I can just about go with, but flocked wheels and rocker boxes???


Back to original thread...
Painted dash does look good. Very clean look - really suits the Aircooled front end.

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Re: T25 metal dashboard

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We had ours powder coated white about 4 years ago. It is as glossy as the O/Ps dash and is still as fresh today as when it was done. Dash cost £25 to have done which included all blasting/coating removal. Have yet to have any issues with glare. as someone previously said, it lightens up an otherwise dull and boring black front end.

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